FROM THE EDITOR
Ifor one love that we’re living in the age of cross-disciplinary crosspollination. Art, design, craft, architecture; where are the boundaries? Do they even exist anymore? If so, they’re becoming increasingly blurred.
In our first issue of each new year we look at the crossover between industries and practices — that not-so-easily defined grey area. Last year was fashion, the year before food, and before that travel. This year we turn our focus to art.
In this bumper issue we’ve curated six stunning homes of collectors around the region, from Sydney to Singapore. In the art scene we explore Taipei’s newest art fair, a cutting-edge digital art space in Tokyo and an emerging platform for contemporary design in Manila. Following the theme of upand-coming spaces, we also have an introduction to the creative scene in rapidly developing Myanmar.
We’re excited to bring you an interview with Hong Kong-born, New Yorkbased architect Calvin Tsao of renowned practice Tsao & McKown, which frequently incorporates art into its projects. And from Hong Kong and Singapore, we have reports on each city’s changing approach to modernist architecture — in the former’s public housing landscape and the latter’s two icons of Brutalism.
Last but not least, if you’re already dreaming about your summer vacation (or staycation) then look no further than our Wanderlust features on the newly opened Joali resort in the Maldives and the much-anticipated Tony Chidesigned Rosewood flagship in Hong Kong.
Happy new year and happy reading!
Suzy Annetta Editor-in-Chief